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NIH Research Matters March 26, 2024

How excess niacin may promote cardiovascular disease

Findings about a metabolite of niacin, or vitamin B3, raise concerns about the health effects of too much niacin and suggest new measures to help prevent or treat cardiovascular disease

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Nat Med JAN. 1, 2024

A terminal metabolite of niacin promotes vascular inflammation and contributes to cardiovascular disease risk

M Ferrell et al

Despite intensive preventive cardiovascular disease (CVD) efforts, substantial residual CVD risk remains even for individuals receiving all guideline-recommended interven …

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